COYS MG Live Festival Silverstone
Silverstone Nr. Towcester
Saturday 11th July 2009
Registration Number: KOV 257F Chassis Number: GCD/122G
The MGC and GT had a short run, as they were the last to arrive at Britain’s 1960s sports car party and the first ones ushered out the door. By the mid-Sixties, British Motor Corporation had too many sports models for the number it was selling, and set about reorganizing the ranks.
The Austin-Healey Sprite had been cloned into an MG Midget twin at the start of the decade. Before long, the A-H 3000 was looking the odd man out at the Abingdon sports-car factory. This prompted a new project coded ADO51/ADO52 (ADO for Austin Drawing Office).
Its object was a successor for the "Big Healey,” which did not share body or chassis with any other BMC car. The plan was a six-cylinder derivative of the successful MGB to be sold in A-H (ADO51) and MG (ADO52) versions. But Donald Healey refused to have his name